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Wayward bear causes accident

Bob Cage, renowned artist, athlete and tobacconist, dies

Robert F. "Bob" Cage, a Halifax native, was known for his achievements in an array of fields that he pursued with customary passion.

Latest effort to oust Thornton fails

The superintendent lost the support of a longtime backer, board chairman Robert Puryear


Comets prove cynics wrong

There might have been some cynics wondering about the direction of the Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team before last winter.






Firefighters battle blaze at Huber

A total of 53 fire-rescue personnel from five fire departments and the Halifax County Rescue Squad responded to extinguish a blaze Tuesday evening at Huber Engineered Woods located at 1000 Chaney Lane in Halifax.

Thousands flock to Scottsburg for Fourth celebration

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Scottsburg held its annual Fourth of July celebration Monday, with its parade ushering in the day-long event. Plenty of food, fun and music was available throughout the day, concluding with the town's annual fireworks display. (David Conner II photos)
Once again the little Town of Scottsburg was the busiest place around as the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual Fourth of July celebration on Monday.

Halifax and Mecklenburg get the BIGGEST piece of the pie

Mecklenburg and Halifax Counties are among the biggest beneficiaries of the state’s tobacco settlement funds, a legislative audit of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Revitalization Commission reports.

HCPS releases names of those terminated/transferred

Last week the Halifax County School Board members on a 5-3 vote eliminated 46 positions from school system employment. Those who are affected are as follows:

Piece of history coming down

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VDOT is using federal stimulus funds to replace this truss bridge on Henry’s Mill Road in the Vernon Hill area. The job should take about two and a half more months. (Staff photo by Tracey Conner)
It is the site for baptisms, picnics, car-washing and, more recently, rowdiness, tragic tumbles and drug deals.

South Boston police busy with weekend crashes

South Boston Police reported several motor vehicle crashes over the weekend, although none involved injuries, just property damages.

Cowan to run for Supervisor’s seat held by Snead

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Mattie M. Cowan
Mattie M. Cowan, a Halifax County businesswoman and a life-long resident of Halifax County will seek the ED-5 Board of Supervisors seat being vacated by K. Ronald Snead.

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